You know you grew up in the 80s when……

1. You used to buy cassette singles… and still have some stashed somewhere
2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton
3. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
4. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own. 5. You owned those lil’ Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls (or your sister did).
6. You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey on Blossom
7. Two words: Hammer Time!
8. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars… and spokey-dokies or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect
9. You watched “Duck Tales” (Woo ooh!)
10. You (your sister, cousins) wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
11. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen..and still know the turtles names.
12. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
13. L.A. Gear….need I say more?
14. You know the profound meaning of “WAX ON, WAX OFF”
15. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us…head-to-toe)
16. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
17. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
18. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
19. You still get the urge to say “NOT” after every sentence.
20. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
21. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
22. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
23. You have ever played with a Skip-It or Elastix
24. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
25. You’ve gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
26. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
27. You wore socks scrunched down
28. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
29. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
30. You know what it meant to say “Care Bear Stare!!”
31. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and & My Little Pony Tales
32. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
33. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
34. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool…and don’t even flinch when people refer to them as “NKOTB”
35. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell,” The ORIGINAL class.
36. You know all the words to Bon Jovi – SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
37. You just sang those words to yourself.
38. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
39. You had a mullet!
40. You still sing “We are the World”
41. You owned a bannana clip.
42. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
43. You’re still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren’t you!

Song of the day: Naturally 😉 is Bon Jovi “You give love a bad name”


10 thoughts on “You know you grew up in the 80s when……

  1. well being raised in 90’s, ya3ny i just spent my 5 five years in the 80’s so i guess am more 90’s generation, its nearly the same , so funny lol
    Ninja by heart, the side pony tail is 4 suree,:D

  2. I could relate to this pretty much .. and I hate you for this .. I am BLUSHING like hell .. 2al shot through the heart 2al “stop that tune in my head”

    I hate you.. hate you.. hate you…!
    Just Kidding
    I love the post.. it is hilarious

  3. Good GOD! You people are YOUNG. I can safely say I was raised in the 80s/90s and all of the above is frightfully familiar. Shot through the heart and you’re to blame.. darling.. you give love a bad name…:D

    Take care all.

  4. 1: I don’t know what to do with these cassesttes 🙂
    9: I love Duck Tales!! why did they stop showing it??
    10: my grandma loved to put my hair in ponytails at the side of my head, like Yasmine abdel aziz’s Gelly cola commercial !
    11: I love these movies, yaaaah,, I want to see them again soon
    17: the smurfs…. sigh
    24: Definitely I attended too many birthdays at McDonalds

    Add to this list:
    44: trying so hard to imitate macgyver’s tricks
    45: Lolaki Lola Lola Lola
    46: playing “otobis complet” at school for hours

  5. Nousha: Yaaaaaaaaah and LOL at “lolaaki lola lola lola”

    As for the Otobis Complet.. honey I still do.. it’s the national pastime (no offense to soccer).

  6. What about madonna and wearing the lace…goonies, and break dancing…i was born in the early 70’s but i was 9 at the beginning of the 80’s…i remember playing atari until i had callaus’ on the palms of my hands…valley girl talk “gag me with a spoon”…i am still singing bon jovi…what about all the big hair bands, cinderella, motley crue, def leppard, poison, guns and roses “welcome to the jungle”…i loved the eighties…it was the best time of my life

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